Large Fiery Wreck Leads To White-Knuckle End For NASCAR’s Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 had a tense end early Monday when an enormous fiery wreck within the closing lap knocked out the leaders and led to a shock winner in Michael McDowell. 

Nobody was severely injured within the crash, which was caught from a number of angles: 

Driver Kyle Busch described being in the midst of all of it:  

The crash cleared the monitor of its leaders and gave McDowell an upset victory. 

McDowell had a 100-1 odds of profitable earlier than the race and hadn’t led any lap till that final one.

It was his first win in 358 Cup Collection begins.

“So a few years simply grinding it out and hoping for a possibility like this,” McDowell stated, in keeping with AP. “Such an effective way to get a primary victory — a Daytona 500. Are you kidding me?”

Brad Keselowski, who was simply behind race chief and teammate Joey Logano, walked away unhurt… however sad: 

The sequence appeared to start when McDowell bumped Keselowski, who was attempting to go Logano. Keselowski and Logano crashed, taking out a number of different automobiles within the course of. 

“I don’t really feel like I made a mistake,” Keselowski stated after the race. “However I can’t drive everyone else’s automotive.” 

The wreck got here practically 20 years to the day after racing legend Dale Earnhardt was killed at Daytona on Feb. 18, 2001, which shook the game and helped led to security modifications.

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